Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Nursing?

  • Nurses exercise leadership skills on a daily basis, and no two days are alike—each patient presents a new situation, a new problem to solve, or a new decision to make.
  • Nurses provide compassionate care to individuals, families, and communities across the life span.
  • This program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam).).
  • You'll learn to collaborate with a variety of healthcare professionals to interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions.
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  • Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
There is never a dull day when you are in charge of patient care. Nurses rarely know how their day will unfold, as each patient presents a new situation, a new problem to solve, or a new decision to make. Nurses are the compassionate, multi-tasking experts who act as the backbone of medical care everywhere.

Program Locations

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Mid-State prepares each graduate to work successfully as a registered nurse (RN). Students acquire a balance of knowledge and technical skills in physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and nursing. They also contribute to classroom discussion, independent learning projects, simulation labs, and hands-on clinical experiences at area healthcare agencies.

After completing the first year (33 credits), you can opt to take the national licensing test for Licensed Practical Nurse. After 65 credits you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam).

Mid-State’s Nursing program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $12,540.30
  • Books: $1399.50
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $761.50
  • Total Estimated Cost: $14,701.30

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
10543101 Nursing Fundamentals 2.00
10543102 Nursing Skills 3.00
10543103 Nursing Pharmacology 2.00
10543104 Nursing Introduction to Clinical Practice 2.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
  • Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801198 Speech 3.00
10543105 Nursing Health Alterations 3.00
10543106 Nursing Health Promotion 3.00
10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2.00
10543108 Nursing Introduction to Clinical Care Management 2.00
10806179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
(20 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
10806197 Microbiology 4.00
10543109 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 3.00
10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts 2.00
10543111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice 3.00
10543112 Nursing Advanced Skills 1.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or- 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
10543113 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 3.00
10543114 Nursing: Management and Professional Concepts 2.00
10543115 Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice 3.00
10543116 Nursing: Clinical Transition 2.00
(13 Credits)
(65 Credits)


The instructors in the Nursing program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. They have over 278 combined years of experience as registered nurses and over 126 years of experience as nursing instructors and faculty.












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  • Registered Nurse


Accreditation Information

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Mid-State Technical College located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

LPN or Paramedic to ADN Pathway

In order to recognize the experience and education of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Paramedic, an LPN/Paramedic to ADN (Associate Degree Nursing) articulation plan has been developed. This means that upon successful completion of specified activities and coursework, an LPN or Paramedic would be eligible to enter the ADN program as a third semester student (based on seat availability).
LPN or Paramedic to ADN Pathway

BSN Completion

An agreement between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point allows students to complete an associate degree in nursing (ADN) at Mid-State and a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) through UW-Stevens Point known as the Partnership Program (1+2+1). This allows students to begin their coursework at either institution by taking general studies courses to meet Mid-State’s ADN admission requirements. For students beginning at Mid-State, the program allows acceptance into UW-Stevens Point RN to BSN completion major as early as the third semester of the Mid-State ADN program. For students beginning at UW-Stevens Point, the agreement also creates a competitive application process to gain entrance into Mid-State’s ADN program each semester, providing an efficient and affordable path to becoming a registered nurse (RN) in central Wisconsin. Following completion of the Partnership Program, students will have earned both an ADN and BSN and successfully achieved licensure as an RN in the state of Wisconsin.

For more information, talk to your academic advisor at Mid-State or UW-Stevens Point.

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Nursing Refresher Courses

Nursing Refresher Courses

“The education I received at Mid-State was outstanding. Each one of my instructors was approachable and always willing to put in extra time. Upon graduating, I started my career in nursing with excellent hands-on skills and a solid knowledge base.”


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